Flexible Seating – Four Georgians

A positive classroom environment maximizes the space provided; that includes active, ergonomic seating. Every inch of a classroom should serve a purpose to the students and teachers. Flexible seating includes a wide-variety of seating styles – carpet squares, Hokki stools, standing desks, bean bags, and more. This best practice can augment self-directed learning and collaboration skills. Flexible seating promotes student choice therefore, influencing the efficacy of pedagogical approaches and student learning. Seat location and preference contribute to the physical design and attitude of each learner. Flexible seating acknowledges a student’s need to move. Movement is one way to incorporate creativity and stimulate a learner’s academic growth. Educators use this movement to create a rich, dynamic classroom environment. Flexible seating involves a transformation of teaching and student autonomy. (Severena Samuelson-3rd Grade) 

  

 

pictures from Severena Samuleson and Jane Shawn (First Grade)

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